Saturday, January 29, 2011

More on that balloon dog

SAN FRANCISCO. The gallery that received a cease-and-desist letter from Koons' attorney to refrain from selling balloon dog bookends (see here) has filed a petition in federal court for a declaratory judgment which, reports The New York Times, states that the dog cannot be copyrighted according to Courthouse News Service. Here is a lively exert from the complaint: "as virtually any clown can attest, no one owns the idea of making a balloon dog, and the shape created by twisting a balloon into a dog-like form is part of the public domain."

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